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Filled with simplistic clarity and truth, 40 Nights is an in-depth character story about one of the most known, questioned and mysterious figures in human history. Beginning with the Baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist and taking it through his quest into the wilderness, where Jesus reflects upon his upbringing and the events that shaped his life. It is there he is tempted by the Devil and it is there he must strengthen himself for the real journey ahead.
Vendor: LightWorx Entertainment
|Publication Date: 2016|
Bruce Hope1 Stars Out Of 5distortion of scriptureOctober 11, 2016Bruce HopeQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Increasingly I am disturbed by the "liberties" that are being taken by film producers in the name of "artistic interpretation" when attempting to dramatize scripture. Especially when Christ is portrayed in a way that shows Him struggling with and almost giving in to temptation, when scripture tells us "His face was set like a flint" (towards the cross). Even though Christ was fully God and fully man, He did not waver on holiness. Its not that Christ did not sin, but that He is not capable of sin. The movie was full of questionable content throughout (as far as being scripturally accurate goes). The movie "Gospel of John" is much more accurate and also more interesting. This movie was also rather bland in its presentation. Sorry, I guess I'm a nay sayer on this one! (I'm in the over 50 crowd, if that helps define my perspective).
John M.5 Stars Out Of 540 NightsMarch 20, 2016John M.Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I recently saw this movie, and I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. The film covers the time when Jesus spent 40 nights in the desert after he was baptized. In the desert, Jesus is tempted three times by the devil.
The filmmakers used Jesus's time in the desert as an opportunity to flash back to other times in Jesus's life. The flashbacks are some of my favorite moments in the film. I also really enjoyed the conversations between Jesus and the devil.
In this era of faith-based films, I was relieved to find that this film does not serve as a revisionist version of the Bible. I felt this was an extremely honest version of the story and represented a theologically sound story. This was what caused my pleasant sense of surprise.
I am someone who very much enjoyed watching "The Passion of the Christ," but that is also a movie that I have only watched one time, due to the nature of some of the scenes. This is a similar type of movie in terms of its portrayal of Jesus, except that I can see myself watching this movie on a regular basis. The themes of faith and fear are inspiring, and I actually look forward to seeing this movie again. The movie leaves on a high note, and is quite uplifting.
The film looks beautiful overall. Some of the desert shots are gorgeous.
In total, I was pleasantly surprised by this film, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys faith-based movies but also to anyone who is looking for an inspirational movie that will capture your attention.